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As the farmers market stands throughout our region overflow with a bounty of fresh, locally-grown food, we want to take a moment to highlight those who help nourish the Northern Nevada community. From a local grocery store fighting food insecurity to family-owned companies providing fresh seafood and bread to our food pantry, these acts of kindness make the world a better place.
As part of one of the nation’s largest social services networks, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is dedicated to making a difference by meeting the needs of residents in Reno, Sparks, and the region’s rural communities.
From Operation Stocking Stuffer to Operation Easter Basket, Catholic Charites of Northern Nevada believes in carrying our service organization's passionate purpose well beyond the holiday season.
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for many people. But they can be challenging, too, especially for underserved populations experiencing homelessness, poverty, or mental health challenges, including children and youth.
Reno, Sparks, and Tahoe friends have come out in droves in support of the Northern Nevada International Center’s efforts to provide sanctuary for incoming Afghan refugees.
The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Caregiver Support Initiative has released a new resource, the Caregivers’ Compensation Guide.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) has a new satellite location in Sun Valley.  Located at Saint Peter’s Canisius Church, a mobile unit will serve as a satellite office for the food pantry location as well as other services.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive year that CCNN has earned this top distinction, which is the highest possible rating and indicates that the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.
At Catholic Charities, our mission is to provide bread—spiritual, social, and sustenance—to people of all cultures and beliefs through a broad range of services, including food resources, case management, and residential programs. Our St. Vincent’s Food Pantry is a crucial component in our efforts to help feed our community. As the largest food pantry in Northern Nevada, it serves more than 15,000 people per month. Annually, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry distributes more than 300,000 boxes of food for families in need.


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